(The following is taken from the original sales brochure)
"The Eyemouth Boat Yard has been building boats since 1827 and over the years has produced a vast number of motor fishing vessels, yachts and special purpose vessels. The Inchcape class was introduced in 1963 to meet a growing demand from yachtsmen whose main considerations are sea-keeping ability, spacious and comfortable accommodations coupled with low running costs. In 1965 the Border Minstrel was introduced to meet the requirements from owners for a vessel to sail single-handed over long distances. The prototype of this vessel sailed immense distances and crossed the Atlantic twice in her first year."
In 1966, the Border Minstrel class was advertised, "fully equipped and ready for sea at £6,750".